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  • Fyre Festival mastermind Billy McFarland brought [indicted] rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow to Trump’s Bronx rally

    05/25/2024 3:26:20 AM PDT · by Callahan · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/24/24 | Ian Mohr
    Infamous Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland was spotted at Donald Trump’s boisterous rally in the Bronx on Thursday — and we hear he brought along the controversial rap duo who spoke at the event. McFarland was seen at the Bronx rally walking through the crowd with the Brooklyn rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow... …McFarland was released from prison in 2022 after serving four years for defrauding investors of $27.4 million, after the Fyre Festival went up in flames.… …A year ago, the rappers were named in a 140-count indictment, The Post previously reported, along with more than two dozen...
  • NY Gov. Kathy Hochul exposes her contempt for Americans, calling Trump supporters ‘clowns’

    05/24/2024 7:34:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Yesterday, Donald Trump had an epic rally in the Bronx, a mainly-minority Democrat enclave in New York. Not only was the attendance off the charts, but it also rattled New York’s Democrat establishment. We know that because NY’s Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul lost control of herself and called Trump supporters “clowns.”The Bronx is one of New York City’s five boroughs. As of 2021, it was only 14.3% white. Mostly, the Bronx is Hispanic (56.4%) and black (33.8%), along with a handful of Asians. This visualizes the Bronx population: p style="text-align: center;">Image by Noahnmf. CC BY-SDA 4.0.The Bronx has long been...
  • Trump NY Litigation--Appellate Division Denial of Motion to Recuse

    05/24/2024 5:49:31 AM PDT · by nd76 · 12 replies
    New York Appellate Division ^ | 05/23/2024 | New York State Appellate Division
    You can read the Appellate Division's "Order" here.
  • Nikki Haley Backers Hold Secretive Campaign Call With Biden Staff.

    05/24/2024 5:23:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    The National Pulse ^ | May 23, 2024 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Over a dozen Nimarata ‘Nikki’ Haley supporters, including former Women for Haley coalition members and the neoconservative’s state leadership teams, met with Joe Biden campaign deputy political director Juan Peñalosa on Wednesday.Haley is declining to endorse Trump or actively campaign against Biden, and despite officially dropping out of the GOP race, she continues to schmooze donors. Mitti Randhawa, Haley‘s brother, has suggested her supporters intend to mount a final coup attempt against Trump on the floor of the Republican National Convention in mid-July. National Pulse Editor-in-Chief Raheem Kassam has argued the Republican leadership should move to ban such plotters from...
  • Brooklyn rappers accused of murder conspiracy join Donald Trump at Bronx rally

    05/24/2024 4:43:42 AM PDT · by Salman · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 23, 2024 | JOHN ANNESE
    Two surprising guests joined Donald Trump onstage at his Thursday night rally in the Bronx. Rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow — who were indicted last year as part of an investigation into a vast murder conspiracy by two Brooklyn gangs — exchanged warm words with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee in Crotona Park. Sheff G, known to the government as Michael Williams, was out on bail set last month at $150,000 cash or $1 million bond for conspiracy charges and multiple counts of murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the case covering 27 different acts of...
  • Canandaigua, Dundee, and Newark (Upstate NY) are ‘Pro-Housing Communities’

    05/24/2024 4:18:40 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 23 replies ^ | 5/24/24 | Staff Report
    Governor Kathy Hochul announced that 213 municipalities in New York have launched applications to be certified as Pro-Housing Communities, with 61 already certified. This certification, part of a program initiated by Governor Hochul last year, makes municipalities eligible for up to $650 million in state discretionary funding. The Pro-Housing Communities Program acknowledges localities committed to housing growth. Six communities in the Finger Lakes – including the city of Canandaigua, and villages of Dundee and Newark received certification from the state. Governor Hochul emphasized the importance of building safe and affordable housing. “My administration is ready to work with any community...
  • Migrants Protest for More Free Government Benefits in New York City

    05/23/2024 7:18:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2024 | Warner Todd Huston
    A group of several dozen migrants joined liberal Democrat politicians in New York City on Thursday to protest for even more government benefits for “newcomers.” The New York Immigration Coalition joined a group of elected Democrat officials on the steps of City Hall to demand more money from the city budget to be dedicated to migrants, according to Caribbean Life. The activists demanded an array of higher spending, including an additional $109 million for free legal services for immigrants, $5 million for language services, $25 million in support for two city programs for illegal aliens, and an end to policies...
  • Trump vows to 'save' deep-blue New York City in massive, historic Bronx rally25,000 supporters of the former president descended on Crotona Park, Trump's campaign said

    05/23/2024 7:37:51 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    Fox news ^ | Brandon Gillespie , Paul Steinhauser , Michael Ruiz | May 23, 2024 8:16pm EDT
    NEW YORK – Former President Donald Trump has broken political norms by visiting one of the most deep-blue areas in New York City, a town not necessarily known for its kindness to Republicans. Trump rallied a crowd of what his campaign estimated to be 25,000 supporters at Crotona Park in the Bronx on Thursday, far more than the initial 3,500 it said were expected to attend. Those numbers appeared to also include those lined up outside the event – who waited hours for a shot at getting inside even after the event began. "I'm here tonight to declare we are...
  • Even high-earning tech workers can’t afford most NYC apartments: Report

    05/23/2024 8:49:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/23/2024 | Hannah Frishberg
    The Big Apple has become so unaffordable, even six-figure salary earners are finding themselves priced out. That’s according to a new report from real estate listings website StreetEasy, which says that New York City apartments have become so expensive, it’s not just lower income households struggling to pay rent. Those in the tech sector, where annual wages are $135,089 — 52% higher than average — could afford only one in three NYC rentals on the market in 2023. For entry-level tech workers, who make an average salary of $75,262, only 2.1% of studio and one-bedroom rentals were within reach, which...
  • NYC tourism still lags pre-COVID era amid crime concerns: report

    05/23/2024 7:58:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/23/2024 | Carl Campanile
    The Big Apple is still seeing fewer tourists than before the COVID pandemic amid concerns about crime, according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office Thursday. The number of people who visited New York City last year — 62.2 million — was about 7% less than the 66.6 million tourists tallied in 2019, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found. “Our city and state leaders need to focus on keeping New York a desirable and safe destination for individuals and families from around the world,” DiNapoli said in a statement accompanying the report. DiNapoli’s analysis cited “high prices” as an issue...

    05/23/2024 6:29:21 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 856 replies
    RSBN ^ | 5/23/24 | RSBN
    <p>President Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, will visit the Bronx, New York, on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. EDT to highlight the horrendous effects Crooked Joe Biden’s disastrous presidency has had on our economy. Watch LIVE on RSBN starting at 5:00 P.M. ET Additional links to watch this Pres Trump Bronx Rallly: SEE YOU IN THE BRONX! The Bronx is known for (one of my fave ball parks) Yankee Stadium and The Bronx Zoo, as well as its diversified culture.</p>
  • AOC Admits NYC Trial Is Keeping Donald Trump Off the Campaign Trail

    05/23/2024 3:35:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 22 May 2024 | KRISTINA WONG
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — also known as AOC — said the “quiet part out loud,” in the eyes of former President Donald Trump and his supporters: that the business records trial sparked by Democrat Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against him is keeping him off the campaign trail. After the Trump campaign announced this week that Trump was doing an event in the South Bronx on Thursday evening, Ocasio-Cortez told reporters he was doing so because the trial was keeping him tied up in New York. ... Her remarks validated Trump’s repeated assertions that the charges brought against...
  • Why Trump is rallying in deep-blue Bronx, NYC where thousands are expected to show support: He’s ‘not afraid to show up’

    05/22/2024 8:58:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    New York Post Via MSN ^ | 05/22/2024 | Diana Glebova
    Former President Donald Trump is set to hold a campaign rally in the South Bronx on Thursday, an audacious statement of intent in a borough that hasn’t backed a Republican for the White House in 100 years. Not since Calvin Coolidge won every Empire State county in 1920 and 1924 has a GOP candidate won the Bronx and Trump is unlikely to break that trend — having failed to reach 10% support in 2016 and barely reaching 15% four years ago. “The park only holds a couple thousand people. So this is certainly not going to be a Wildwood. But...
  • Meta, Google leading nearly $1M lobbying fight to kill NY online child safety bills

    05/22/2024 9:36:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2024 | Thomas Barrabi
    Google and Meta are spearheading a fierce push to kill New York legislation aimed at protecting children online — and the controversial lobbying battle is poised to surpass $1 million in spending ... The SAFE Act would crack down on addictive recommendation algorithms used by social media apps by requiring them to provide default chronological feeds for users 18 or younger unless they receive parental consent. It would also allow parents to impose time limits on social media use and in-app notifications. ... The Child Data Protection Act would block apps from collecting or selling the personal or location data...
  • I was inside the court when the judge closed the Trump trial, and what I saw shocked me

    05/21/2024 12:54:09 PM PDT · by thegagline · 73 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 05/21/2024 | Alan Dershowitz
    *** [I]n my 60 years as a lawyer and law professor, I have never seen a spectacle such as the one I observed sitting in the front row of the courthouse yesterday. The judge in Donald Trump’s trial was an absolute tyrant, though he appeared to the jury to be a benevolent despot. He seemed automatically to be ruling against the defendant at every turn. Many experienced lawyers raised their eyebrows when the judge excluded obviously relevant evidence when offered by the defense, while including irrelevant evidence offered by the prosecution. But when the defense’s only substantive witness, the experienced...
  • Maher: NYT Is Just a Democratic Party Instrument

    05/11/2024 11:49:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/11/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher reacted to New York Times Executive Editor Joe Kahn arguing that the paper shouldn’t be an instrument for the Biden campaign and only write negative stories about Republicans while writing solely positive stories about Biden by stating that this is what the paper does now. Maher said, “Now that I’m doing interviews…the big question that people are asking me, I see every interviewer ask the same question, which is like, you make fun of the left a lot more than you used to. Yes, I do, because they’re goofier and...
  • Flashback: Biden, U.N. Hosted ‘Butcher of Tehran’ President Raisi in NY Against GOP Opposition

    05/20/2024 10:33:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/20/2024 | JOSHUA KLEIN
    The Biden administration faced fierce GOP opposition last year after its decision to host the recently deceased Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — a Holocaust denier dubbed the “Butcher of Tehran” for his role in the mass executions of tens of thousands of political prisoners — in New York to attend the 2023 United Nations session. On Sunday, search teams reportedly located the site where a helicopter carrying the Iranian president crashed, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), the state’s news agency. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other officials were also reportedly on board the helicopter that went...
  • Why is New York, the Blackout Capital of America, Sneering at Texas?

    02/25/2021 7:06:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Feb 25, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    “Texas is paying the price. I hope they learned a lesson,” Senator Schumer said. “Texas thought it could go it alone,” Senator Schumer declared on the Lower East Side. “Now Texas is paying the price. I hope they learned a lesson." But Democrats never learn their lesson. And they’re never expected to learn. In 2003, New York City’s power went out because of a mistake by an operator in Ohio as part of the second biggest blackout in history which took down the grid in eight states and in Canada. Texas’ decision to go it alone was a whole lot...
  • NYC deputy mayor charges Washington Post with antisemitism (b/c only Arab dirty money is OK for Swastika-palestine - liberals' racism)

    Deputy of NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls out Washington Post for article on wealthy Jews' advocacy for Israel.
  • Biden applauds call for ceasefire in Gaza at Morehouse College commencement

    05/19/2024 10:06:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/19/2024 | Ryan King
    President Biden applauded a call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip Sunday while attending the commencement of Morehouse College in Atlanta on Sunday. Valedictorian Deangelo Fletcher, who spoke before Biden’s commencement address, stopped short of any direct rebuke of the president but called for an “immediate and a permanent ceasefire.” “It is only right for the class of 2024 to utilize any platform provided to stand in solidarity with peace and justice,” Fletcher said while evoking the activism of Morehouse alumnus Martin Luther King Jr.